"The Purse Collection"

Our Resident Instructor is Brenda Quintana

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Olive Clutch (6” length x 3” high x 2” deep at bottom)

Supplies:

Scor-Pal®

Scor-Mat (Very important)

Scor-Tape™

Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger)

Old Olive Poly-Twill Ribbon (SU!)

Antique Brass Oval Label Holder and Brads (SU!)

Green Rhinestone Brad, Sticky Back Velcro Circle

Boho Blossoms Punch (SU!),

Photo Corners Punch (SU!),

Flexible Curve (Staedtler), Sponge Dauber, Scissors, Ruler, Pencil, Embossing Tool (Marvy)

Stamps: One of a Kind (SU!), Short & Sweet (SU!)

Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Old Olive (SU!), Close to Cocoa (SU!)

Card Stock and Paper (all SU!): Bali Breeze DP, Old Olive Textured CS, Certainly Celery CS, Brushed Gold CS (SU!)

 Step 1:

 Start with a piece of 11" x 12" patterned

paper.  Place the 12” side of the paper RIGHT

SIDE UP along the top of the Scor-Pal® and

score at 3" and 9".

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Step 2: Place the 11" side of the paper along the top of

the Scor-Pal®and score at 3", 5" and 8".

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Step 3:

Without removing the paper from the previous

step, make a pencil mark at the 1-½" point on the 4" Scor-Pal® groove.  Score along the 4" groove just up to the pencil mark.

Step 4:

Turn the paper 180 degrees.  Make a pencil mark 1-½"

Down on the 7" Scor-Pal® groove. Score along the 7"

Score groove just up to the pencil mark. Also mark the other end as in diagram. Utilize your Scor-Mat to help you with the

measurements.

Step 5:

The 1-½" score marks you just made in steps #3

and #4 were made on the center of the flaps that

will become the sides of the purse (do NOT cut

along this 1-½" score mark). Identify the score

marks that are on either side of the 1-½" score

lines (6"and 8"). Cut down these score marks 3"

just until you reach the first score mark. You will

need to make 4 cuts (two for each side flap).

Step 6:

Keep the side flap down on the Scor-Pal® and bend up the

adjacent flaps. Align the inside corner of the side flap and the

diagonally opposite outside corner along ONE score groove.

Score from the inside corner just until you meet the score

mark you made in a previous step.

Step 7:

Repeat step 6 for the other inside corner.

When you are done the score marks for the

side flap should look like a capital ‘Y’. *Repeat

step 6 and 7 for the other side flap.

Step 8:

To form tabs, cut away the paper as shown. The bold line

indicates where to cut. The dashed line indicates where the

paper has previously been scored.  Cut a sharp angle on the

end of the tabs that are next to the side flaps.

Step 9:

Place Scor-Tape™ along tabs as shown.

Step 10: Use a flexible curve and a pencil to trace a rounded purse flap. Cut along the pencil mark.

Diana: You could use a coluzzle or a plate like I did.

Step 11:

Bend patterned paper inwards along score marks.

Step 12: Remove Scor-Tape™ liner and form purse as shown.

Use a sticky-back Velcro circle to keep the flap of the purse

closed.

Olive Clutch Finishing Details

To finish off the olive clutch, I traced the front flap onto a piece of textured old olive card stock and cut it out. I added antique brass brads and a stamped multi-layer flower to the cut out piece and then adhered it to the front flap of the purse. I then added some photo corners which were sponged in close to cocoa ink. I also stamped a message in an oval label holder, threaded some ribbon through it and attached it to the side of the purse to create a purse strap. 

UTILIZE YOUR SCOR-MAT TO DO THE FOLLOWING  MEASUREMENTS. IT MAKES LIFE MUCH EASIER.

Pink Day Bag (4" length x 4" high x 2" deep at bottom)

 

Supplies:

Scor-Pal®

Scor-Tape™

Scor-Mat

5/8” Regal Rose Grosgrain (SU!), Antique Brass Buckle (SU!),

Sticky Back Velcro Circle, Photo Corners Punch (SU!), Scissors,

Ruler, Pencil

Card Stock and Paper (all SU!): Bali Breeze DP,

Pumpkin Pie Textured CS, Tempting Turquoise CS

 

**follow tutorial for old olive clutch using the measurements given below

Paper is RIGHT SIDE UP

Step 1: Start with a piece of 12" x 12" textured card stock.  Place one side of the card stock along the top of the

Scor-Pal® and score at 4" and 8”.

Step 2: Turn card stock 90 degrees and score at 4", 6" and 10"

Step 3: Without removing the card stock from the previous step, make a pencil mark 2" down on the 5"

Scor-Pal® groove. Score along the 5" score groove just up to the pencil mark.

Step 4: Turn the paper 180 degrees.  Make a pencil mark 2" down on the 7" Scor-Pal® groove. Score along the 7" score groove just up to the pencil mark.

Step 5: The 2" score marks you just made in steps #3 and #4 were made on the center of the flaps that will

become the sides of the purse (do NOT cut along this 2” score mark). Identify the score marks that are on either

side of the 2” score lines. Cut down these score marks 4" just until you reach the first score mark. You will need

to make 4 cuts (two for each side flap).

Step 6: Keep the side flap down on the Scor-Pal® and bend up the adjacent flaps. Align the inside corner of the

side flap and the diagonally opposite outside corner along ONE score groove. Score from the inside corner just

until you meet the score mark you made in a previous step.

Step 7: Repeat Step 6 for the other inside corner. When you are done the score marks for the side flap should

look like a capital ‘Y’. Repeat Step 6 and 7 for the other side flap.

Step 8: To form tabs, cut away the card stock as shown ( Refer to diagram in Step 8 Olive clutch bag):

The bold line indicates where to cut. The dashed line indicates where the paper has previously been scored. Cut a

sharp angle on the end of the tabs that are next to the side flaps.

Step 9: Place Scor-Tape™ along tabs.

If you wish to alter the front flap, now is the easiest time to do it. I did not alter the front flap on the Pink Bag.

Bend card stock inwards along score marks.

Remove Scor-Tape™ liner and form purse.  Use a sticky-back Velcro circle to keep the flap of the purse closed.

 

Pink Day Bag Finishing Details

To finish off the pink day bag, I cut a 2" x 4" piece of Bali Breeze paper and adhered it to the front flap. I then added a strip of regal rose grosgrain that had been threaded through an antique brass buckle. I also added a set of double punched photo corners. To add the purse strap I cut two ¾” slots with my hobby blade in the top score mark of the purse. I threaded the ends of an 11" ribbon through each slot and anchored the ribbon with Scor-Tape on the inside.

Teal Bag Instructions on next page

Diana ..Make this purse first to understand the principles of making “gusset” purses. Please do not despair at the length of instructions. Brenda has done an awesome job. They are fun and fabulous to make!

Trapezoid:

Scor-Mat

Tips:

These purses can be used as small gift bags.  Place a gift card, cosmetics, jewelry,

chocolate or candy inside.

Use double-sided paper for the main body of the purse to make your purse special both

inside and out.

To help keep the purse straps stiff and upright, I starched and then ironed the grosgrain on a low setting .